Agroforestry World

Harvesting season in Nyando climate-smart villages. Photo by S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Agroforestry among Kenyan farmers’ tactics for climate change adaptation

Greenpeace Africa recently released a comprehensive report providing insights into ways in which Kenyan smallholder farmers are adapting to climate change and building climate resilience. The report presents case studies under four main themes: diversity, water, soils and...

Working-group members in action. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Sacha Amaruzaman

Stronger collaboration for co-investment in ecosystem services

Management of watersheds needs coordinated efforts by local government, farmers and businesses. In Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, a working group has been established to ensure that ecosystem services are maintained for all.   Watershed management is a complex process...

Example of the diagram above in practice at a research site in Huong Son, Ha Tinh Province, with cassava (familiar crop, originally grown as a monoculture) intercropped (familiar technology for other land uses) to provide shade and wind protection for  lemongrass and marjoram (familiar crops from home garden now moved to upland fields). Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Elisabeth Simelton

Farms with trees and crops recover quicker from natural disasters

New evidence shows that having trees on farms helps farmers be more resilient to most types of natural disasters. But to support farmers making the gradual change to more trees, land-use planners themselves need support.   Although tree-based...

Nursery-Fruit Tree Potfolio Establishment at Satellite Nursery-Machakos

First ‘fruit tree portfolios’ established in Kenya, in a novel approach to improved year-round nutrition

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) researchers have launched a novel approach to tackle the problem of micronutrient deficiencies, also known as ‘hidden hunger.’ The fruit tree portfolio approach involves cultivating a set of fruit trees on farms, which is carefully...